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Days of the Twinkie may be numbered

 
 
Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2012 08:12 pm
Hostess says liquidation possible as labor fight continues
http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/12/news/companies/hostess-liquidation/index.html?fb_action_ids=4386244328000&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%224386244328000%22%3A375878439164201}&action_type_map={%224386244328000%2

But the ones already made will last forever.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2012 08:19 pm
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But the ones already made will last forever.


Good point . . . Twinkies have a shelf life roughly equivalent to the half-life of iron.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2012 08:30 pm
@edgarblythe,
I bought and tried a twinkie a few weeks ago. It's the first one I've eaten in probably over 30 years. But I was disappointed because it didn't taste like I remember it. Did they change the recipe at some point in the last 30 years? Or do I just remember them as being better than they really are?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2012 08:48 pm
@rosborne979,
In the interests of greater profits, bakeries are always "improving" their product. Wink
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 05:28 am
@edgarblythe,
twinkies used to be good catfish bait. Now they dont even hold together on the hook.


Imagine being that guy whos in charge of "Research and development for the TWinkie Foods Company"
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 06:24 am
@rosborne979,
rosborne979 wrote:

I bought and tried a twinkie a few weeks ago. It's the first one I've eaten in probably over 30 years. But I was disappointed because it didn't taste like I remember it. Did they change the recipe at some point in the last 30 years? Or do I just remember them as being better than they really are?

I had the same experience eating at IHop a few weeks ago. We had not been in one in several years. So we drove down the freeway until we found one. We found it not as pleasant, the food not as good and the service just so-so. My pancakes were not as light as I would prefer and a few bites were not really cooked.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 06:43 am
Sometimes i find that what i loved as a child simply no longer appeals to me. There have been a few candies and candy bars which i found no longer so alluring when after many years, i ate them as an adult. In other cases, i have had an experience such as EB describes with IHOP. One problem with chain restaurants such as that is, of course, the management or the franchisee. There was a Bob Evans that i used to frequent in Ohio, and the early shift day manager was good, knew his customers and knew the menu. He rode hard on the staff to make sure they were serving a good product. The franchisee was hopeless: when she was around, all the employees were visibly unhappy, and she would ride them to make this or that, which got thrown out when she left the building (their biscuit recipe sucks to begin with, and biscuits, no matter how well or poorly made, don't make it on a steam table). When the evening manager and crew came in at 3:00 p.m., the whole shootin' match went to hell. I suspect that after 3:00 p.m., the most of their business was from people pulling off the interstate to drive up there.

In the morning, i would join a line of people waiting for the place to open (i stopped in for breakfast before going to the shop most days). That was when the food was best there.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 06:46 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
Hostess says liquidation possible


mmmm, Twinkie Smoothies
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 06:50 am
My nephew uses twinkies as hot dog buns. Split twinkie, insert hot dog, add mustard, eat.

I can't even imagine...
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Mame
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 08:16 am
@rosborne979,
You've probably just developed better taste! I did that with a DingDong a few years ago - it was just gross.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 04:04 pm
Now I read they are about to introduce Crackerjack with caffeine.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 04:05 pm
@edgarblythe,
You're joking, right?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 04:11 pm
@ossobuco,
It was on the Google news feed a few minutes back.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 07:35 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
Now I read they are about to introduce Crackerjack with caffeine.


gonna make it hard to sit quietly through 9 innings of baseball
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 08:04 pm
@djjd62,
That's what the pill and warm beer are supposed to achieve.
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Enzo
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2012 11:11 pm
How many times have Hostess Brands been in and out of bankruptcy in the last 20 years? I can think of at least two times from the top of my head. Poor management, that's all.
And apparently, union goons in this case who don't think ahead believe that no job is better than a job. I guess the bakers just want more dough.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2012 06:53 am
Nov 16 (Reuters) - Hostess Brands Inc, the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, said it will ask a bankruptcy judge for permission to liquidate after failing to obtain wage and benefit cuts from thousands of its bakery workers.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2012 06:57 am
@edgarblythe,
Im gonna start a WINKIE bakery, wherein the TWINKIE connoisseur may acquire a "New generation" cake, the WINKIE. It will have all the flavor and non-oxidizing attritbutes of the TWinkie but without all the other baggage.

LINE UP BOYS.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2012 07:07 am
http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417161_10151245294384004_1411249421_n.jpg
engineer
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2012 07:19 am
@Enzo,
Enzo wrote:

And apparently, union goons in this case who don't think ahead believe that no job is better than a job. I guess the bakers just want more dough.

Actually they don't want less dough. The company was requiring an 8% pay cut, the equivalent of losing a month's pay.
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